Suspicious Pizza Order Led to Capture of Last-Surviving Paris Terror Suspect

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Police ended up arresting the final Paris terrorism suspect after tracking down a suspiciously large pizza order
Mourners visit a Paris memorial in November.

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Mourners visit a Paris memorial in November. 

Last week, police caught the last surviving suspected mastermind behind the horrific November Paris terrorist attacks, and it was pizza that did him in.

Salah Abdeslam was arrested Friday in a police raid in Brussels and was questioned by Belgian authorities. He was supposed to have been one of the suicide bombers that attacked Paris last fall, resulting in dozens of deaths and injuries, but backed out at the last minute. Police caught up with the suspect thanks to an unusually large pizza order.

Authorities had been staking out in front of a suspected terrorist safe house. Abdeslam’s fingerprints were found in and around the house. Finally, they noted an unusually large number of pizzas being delivered to the home. After noting the unusual delivery order, police made their move and raided the house at half past four in the afternoon: They found a family of three and Abdeslam, who had been hiding there for the past several months, according to Politico.

“Apparently Abdeslam benefited from networks and accomplices — and that is what we will have to examine,” Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said in a news conference.

After a brief shootout with police, Abdeslam was shot in the leg and arrested after being discharged from the hospital.

 

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